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  1. allen
    January 30, 2016 @ 3:16 am

    I had a FUT hair transplant 2 days ago. I took the bandages off and decided to take random pictures of the work that was done. After reviewing the photos, I noticed a rather large area in the top to back crown where there is no prick marks at all. I am very concerned with this. Is it possible that the Dr or staff could have actually missed this entire area?

  2. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    November 9, 2010 @ 2:12 pm

    Jass,

    At your age, there is a decent chance that you are a good hair transplant candidate. Granted, it depends on your level of hair loss, how the loss is progressing, if you are currently utilizing preventive therapies (like minoxidil/Rogaine or finasteride/Propecia), and what type of restoration you’re looking for.

    I’m a bit unsure what you mean by ‘100% result,’ but remember that rarely is anything 100% in life. Hair restoration relies on re-creating the ‘illusion of density,’ which means that although you’ll probably never have the exact density (number of hairs per square centimeter) you did before losing your hair, you can definitely obtain the appearance of a full head of hair via hair transplantation.

    As far as safety is concerned, hair transplant surgery is a very safe procedure (in my opinion). Only local anesthetic is used, and as long as you seek a quality surgeon, post-operative infections are unlikely. Altogether, I’d say it’s a safe and effective procedure.

    As far as hair transplant clinics in Canada, I highly suggest reviewing our recommended hair transplant surgeons in Canada: http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors-NorthUS.asp . Any of these highly reviewed, excellent hair transplant surgeons will be more than happy to consult with you and help create a hair loss treatment plan. Good luck!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  3. Jass
    November 8, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

    Hi, I wanted to have hair plantation. My age is 26. Is the hair plantation will give me 100% result? How safe hair plantation is? Can you suggest me good clinic in Toronto, Canada.

  4. David (TakingThePlunge)
    August 6, 2010 @ 12:17 am

    Mike,

    Although the follicular unit grafts are securely anchored by 10 days after a hair transplant, it is recommended that patients wait at least three weeks before applying chemicals such as hair dye and permanent wave lotion. Those chemicals are mild when compared to a Brazilian Keratin Treatment which often contains a very high level of formaldehyde.

    In my opinion you should wait at least one month before undergoing this treatment again but I highly recommend consulting with your hair restoration surgeon regarding this.

    I also recommend that you opt for the formaldehyde free treatments being offered by many salons these days.

    Best of luck,
    David (TakingThePlunge)

  5. Mike
    August 5, 2010 @ 3:29 am

    Hi … Am Mike, i’ve done transplant 2 weeks ago. am wondering, is it safe to do brazilian keratin therapy? if yes, when would be safer to do so?

  6. Bill - Managing Publisher
    August 5, 2009 @ 3:19 am

    fb,

    Though smoking isn’t good for anyone’s overall health, I haven’t heard of anything losing hair due to smoking.

    Are you sure he’s losing transplanted hair or do you think it’s possible that his natural hair loss has progressed making his hair transplant appear thinner? Obviously, if it’s the former, he should contact his hair transplant surgeon as soon as possible. However, in most cases, as male pattern baldness progresses, a hair transplant will appear thinnner. This is why many balding men complement their hair transplant with hair loss medication like Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) in order to attempt to control and prevent future thinning.

    Best wishes,

    Bill Seemiller
    Associate Publisher/Editor of the Hair Transplant Network, the Hair Loss Learning Center, the Hair Loss Q&A Blog, and the Hair Restoration Forum

  7. fb
    August 4, 2009 @ 9:57 pm

    my brother got hair transplantation 10 months ago. he is starting to lose the new hair that regrew. so i wonder is it like that even though he already shed hair earlier after transplantation…and also do you think its related to smoking. according to him, he shed more as he quit smoking a month ago. he is 32 year old with no medical problem. no social history except smoking which he quit.
    thanks

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